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DRY NEEDLING is a STYLE of ACUPUNCTURE: Learn The Truth and Its History Wi...

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The event image shows the practice of acupuncture while the other shows dry needling. It is true what the American Medical Association (AMA) has clearly stated: "The practice of acupuncture and the practice of dry needling are indistinguishable." Dry needling is the renaming of acupuncture by non-acupuncturists in an attepmt to fool the public into thinking it is something different from what it is: The insertion of acupuncture needles into the body to promote a healing response. This is acupuncutre!

Pull up a chair and enjoy a beverage as you learn about Chinese Medicine and the practice of Dry Needling. Learn why dry needling is a style of acupuncture. Learn what it can treat along with many of the conditions others styles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help. Your speakers are Dr. TJ Mick, DAOM, ND, LAc and staff from Acupuncture Natural Medicine - Dry Needling Center of Huntsville Wellness. Also learn about the extesive training it takes to safely and properly use acupuncture needles (3,000+ hours of graduate college education for entry level skill and proficiency). Learn why there is a significant public health and safety concern with non-acupuncturists from other professions using acupuncture needles on their patients without meeting the minimum basic stabdards of acupuncture needle education (see acaom.org) or passing the National board examinations established as the standard for acupuncture needle use in the US.

Trigger-point dry needling is acupuncture.

Trigger-point dry needling is acupuncture that involves inserting acupuncture needles into specific anatomical sites in the body, specifically tender points, and manipulating them manually for the treatment of pain and dysfunction—particularly of the neuromusculoskeletal system.
Trigger-point dry needling is not some new twentieth-century discovery. It was, in fact, first described in detail over 2,000 years ago in the Chinese medical treatise Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (黃帝內經 Huáng Dì nèi jïng).

Tender points (also known as “trigger points” or “motor points”) are acupuncture points.

Tender points—like all other acupuncture points—are found in muscle and connective tissue and are located through palpation.
As their name suggests, tender points are located through pain or tenderness on palpation. This was, in fact, one of acupuncture’s earliest forms of point selection. The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic states: “It is [the point of] pain or tenderness that defines an [acupuncture] point [以痛為腧 yǐ tòng wéi shù].”

Sun Si Miao (孫思邈 Sün Sï Miâo, 581–682 C.E.), China’s pre-eminent physician, referred to tender points as “Ah yes! points” (阿是穴 ā shì xué). That is because when the tender point is pressed, the patient feels an unexpected local and/or referred “wince-pain” (with or without a local fasciculation—a brief, involuntary contraction or twitching of groups of muscle fibers around the tender point) and says “Ah yes! That is the right spot.”

Incidentally, in a 1977 study published in Pain (the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain), Dr. Ronald Melzack, Dr. Dorothy M. Stillwell, and Dr. Elisabeth J. Fox examined the correlation between trigger points and acupuncture points. The results of their analysis showed that “every trigger point [reported in the Western medical literature] has a corresponding acupuncture point.”*
*Source: Melzack R, Stillwell DM, Fox EJ. Trigger points and acupuncture points for pain: correlations and implications. Pain. 1977 Feb;3(1):3–23.

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